The amount as presented to the family by Ahmed-BK
By Yakubu Ahmed-BK (Maibindiga)
Businessman and philanthropist Alhaji Ibrahim Bagudu has taken the lead in efforts to provide lifeline for Kidney patient Nafisa Haruna, the 20 year old Kebbi state indigene, currently on admission at the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto battling end stage renal disease.
In response to our appeal for donations to ensure the continuation of dialysis of a kidney disease that has reached irreversible stage, the businessman sent in the sum of N200,000.
This reporter was, today at the bed side of the patient at the Specialist Hospital in Sokoto where the money was promptly handed over to a distraught patient’s mother.
An emotional family member about the donation
The mother, Hadiza Musa, a house wife who was full of gratitude for an unexpected lifeline said Nafisa who was supposed to undergo dialysis every other day, had gone three days without even one due to lack of money. She said the family had spent to the last Kobo and and had also sold out, at give-away prizes, every “sellable” property they possessed.
“You can see that Nafisa is in lots of pains right now, she has been crying and groaning in pain for the past three days, without sleep and the dialysis officers have made it clear that since their dialysis machine is owned by telecommunications giant MTN who fixed the machine to make money, there is no way, they can do it without down payment of prescribed fee.”
This reporter observes a pitiable condition for Nafisa whose parents cannot afford the exorbitant rates charged for the dialysis. The risk for her is that if the amount donated now is exhausted, she will face very grave consequences that can only be imagined.
The family of the girl are on the following numbers for those wishing to link up to assist: 08161291117, 08035041657, 09070780966.